Mr Rishi Singhal
Weight loss is an ongoing commitment. The dieticians and bariatric nurses will help and assist you in making and then maintaining lifestyle changes before and after bariatric surgery
Mr Siba Senapati
Before any bariatric surgery patients are put on liver diet for at least week or two depending on the severity of obesity. The aim being to shrink the liver which helps during surgery also it encourages patients to make them aware that their calorie intake will be less after surgery as well as portion size. There are various types of liver reducing diet but In essence one has to take less than 1000 calories in a day.
After surgery patients stays on liquids for 2-3 weeks then semisolids or pureed diet for 2-3 weeks before proceeding to solids. Portion sizes are usually less and if portion size increases then it is time for band fill which can be done in the clinic through the port or under x-ray control. Patients are encouraged to eat healthy and do more exercise by the whole bariatric team. The weight loss and comorbidity resolution is slow thereby one would argue that there is less chance of excess loose skin